We are currently seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Population Studies (including population geographers) at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.


NIDEA is a vibrant research-focused institute with a strong focus on demography, indigenous population research, population health, migration and diversity. The University of Waikato has a strong reputation for geography too, especially in the area of feminist geography – it is also a wonderful place to work.


I welcome any enquiries about this position. The closing date is 15th November.




Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Population Studies and Demography


National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


The National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) is the only social sciences research institute in a New Zealand university focussed specifically on demography, population economics, population health and population geography. NIDEA has a multidisciplinary team of researchers who are well known nationally and internationally for their research excellence.


Applications are invited for a continuing position focusing on population studies and demography. Candidates whose research aligns with or extends NIDEA’s current expertise in demography, Māori and indigenous population research, population health and migration are encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. demography, sociology, population health, geography) and have teaching experience and a research profile commensurate with the position applied for.


Current salary range for Lecturers is NZ$74,034 to $89,163 and Senior Lecturers $91,710 to $106,995 per year dependent on qualifications and experience. Note - the rank of Lecturer in the New Zealand university system is equivalent to the rank of Assistant Professor in the North American and some other systems.


Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Francis Collins, Director of NIDEA, email:


Closing date: 15 November 2018 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 380417


For more information and to apply, visit




Francis L. Collins

Professor of Geography

Director, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis

University of Waikato

Twitter: @Moving_Futures


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